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SOLD Antique Indonesian Naval Brass Signal Ships Cannon Lantaka 18-19th Century


SOLD Authentic Antique, 18th-19th century, small Indonesian bronze Naval signal ships swivel rail cannon, “Lantaka” Cast European in style with tapering multi-stage barrel Integrally cast with the trunnions captive in the swivel yoke, moulded flared muzzle with looped fore-sight. breech with raised touch-hole with posts on sides, turned base with rings, and drawn - out tubular hollow cascabel for tiller.

This type of the small lantaka was meant to be used as the signal ship cannons to repel boarders, or to signal other ships during the night and in bad weather conditions, but since the bore is in the size of the large musket bore it was also used as the combat weapon for small ships defense, and was a favorite of Pirates.


Overall length: 22.2 cm (8.74 inches).

CIRCUMFERENCE of the base ring: 4.1 cm (1.61 inches).

Diameter of the bore: 1.7 cm (0.67 inches).

Depth of the bore: 17 cm (6.69 inches).

Overall length of the trunnions: 5.2 cm (2.05 inches).

Weight: 960 grams = 2 pounds and 1.86 ounces.

CONDITION: In its original untouched condition, showing the age and usage. All strikingly patinated and encrusted by mineral deposits around the details.

The swivel rail cannons (named the Lantaka) were types of cannons that were produced throughout Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines (Mindanao).

Since the market is flooded with considerable numbers of Replicas and forgeries of antique lantakas, which for inexperienced collectors look the same as the authentic artifacts, we would like to inform our clients that this is a 100% authentic antique lantaka, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
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